constitutional convention, patrick henry, a great patriot, was very suspicious of the constitutional convention saying, i smell a rat. so when you take a look at what is transpiring here, i think more appropriately it's what mark twain said, history doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes. 16 years ago house republicans signed a contract with america, but i think one thing that should be embraced by all conservative candidates, the folks that join the tea party u.s., people want to be hired, and how many times do job applicants tell those who will employ them exactly what they will be doing? no, the people need to be in charge. so my quick, easy and free advice to every conservative candidate is to sign the contract from america. >> paul, a lot of the language in this pledge, though, does sound like language from tea party protests. >> well, some of it. i -- some of the specifics were odd to me.